Deep, bright red/purple colour, quite profound really. The bouquet is likewise deep and brooding, concentrated and ripe, with bright red cherry to sour cherry aromas and flavours, the palate full-bodied and firm, packed with flavour and tannin. Terrific penetrative flavour and persistence. There is faint bitterness in the tannins but it's fine within the context of the wine's other components. This Santenay is concentrated and really punches above its weight. It will certainly reward cellaring. A real surprise. Drink 2021 – 2033 (Feb21)
95 points | Huon Hooke,

The grapes come from the vineyards from the village of Santenay in the Côte de Beaune, where Vincent Girardin is born. This is a historic wine and flag one from the Maison Vincent Girardin. Soil : Clay and mostly limestone. Gentle slope. Despite the fact the vineyards are in the south of the Côte de Beaune, we can easily compare them with the terroirs of Gevrey Chambertin in the Côte de Nuits because we have the same soil typology (Jurrassic rock from the quaternary period). 100% pinot noir. Guyot pruning with different yearly works in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).


Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 375ml
Brand Vincent Girardin
SKU GI9618